16th Annual Jewish Festival of Santa Barbara

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Santa JerusalemApril 27th, 2003
Aaron Linker happy the festival is here finally!

Santa Barbara's 16th Annual Jewish Festival 

Experience the rich traditions and culture of the Jewish people at the 17th Annual Santa Barbara Jewish Festival. Bigger and better than ever enjoy an afternoon filled with dance, food, crafts, art,  information and the sights and sounds of our joyous culture. This year we add a silent action, treasure sale, Park Halom for the kids, an Israeli Art Exposition, and extended hours. Sunday April 27th, 2003, 11 am to 6 pm at Oak Park. Admission and parking are free.

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New - Park Halom 

Children will be captivated by Park Halom, the all-day kids' activity area complete with rock climbing wall, moon bounce, games, races, face painting, crafts, and other activities.

New - Extended Hours

There is always so much to see and do that it seems like the day passes far too quickly. This year the Festival will enjoy extended hours, ending at 6 pm, so everyone can enjoy all that the festival has to offer, or at least not feel rushed trying to do it all.
Sunday April 27th, 2003, 11 am to 6 pm at Oak Park.

Become a Sponsor

From volunteering, to sponsoring, to having your own exhibit, there are many opportunities to become involved in the festival. Follow the links above to see where you can help.

Master of Ceremonies

Cantor Kenny Ellis of Temple Beth Haverim joins us this year as our festival Master-of-Ceremonies. Cantor Ellis will launch the day of engaging
entertainment on two stages, including Israeli dancing, musical talents, several special guest speakers, story telling, a prize drawing, and more. On the grounds spanning the stages you will find a delightful selection of foods, unique crafts, games, and the always popular previously-owned book sale. 


Experience a day full of the sights, sounds, and delights of the Jewish culture.

Guest Speakers -
Lois Capps

Lois Capps

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The Santa Barbara Jewish Festival is sponsored by the Santa Barbara Jewish Federation.

Ye' Big Book Sale
BooksaleMake room for those new books that you will get at the festival by donating your already read books to the Jewish Federation for their book sale. Every book helps. Please bring them by the Jewish Community center, 524 Chapala Street.
  Getting to Oak Park
The festival takes place within the idyllic setting of Oak Park, so named for it's splendid canopy of California Live Oak trees.  Follow the "getting there" link above to find a map, directions, and bus schedule to get to this event. There is always lots of free parking.

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